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Book of the Week: afternoon stillness


Colin Blundell has served haiku in a variety of ways over the past three decades, but best through his own poetry. He is a musician, and his ear and timing can be found even in this, one of his earliest volumes (Hub Editions, 1996)).

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

& that Saturday after the balloons went up— trouserless people
trails without warning begin to descend into the world of the dead
dancing round a star to perish is worth quitting dusty threads of cloth
turning the corner— the northern gale brings the smell of ice & horses
some small grave houses in the sunlit Père Lachaise disintegrating
under the mountain the ancient white village sinks below the sun-line

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  1. .
    A fun book!

    And Colin likes trains and stations which means I get to read even more haiku on that subject.

    floating in darkness
    pallid rooms with unknown lives
    listening to the train
    Colin Blundell

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